Extra Dry Ashy Skin Tips For Black Women
Do you have ashy skin issues?
Dry skin looks dull and lacks the life and beauty your skin deserves to have.
Let's look at the reasons for thirsty skin, remedies to cure it and some very effective treatments you can do at home.
Extra dry skin is caused by exposure to cold or dry air. If you live in wintery conditions you'll notice more ash than someone who doesn't.
- All races suffer from dry skin but ashes aren't easy to see on light skin.
- If you have dry skin it's important to treat your it gently.
- Never use soap and avoid using hot water.
- Use a penetrating oil based moisturizer on your skin.
- Do moisturizing treatments at night so they soak in while you sleep.
Vaseline is cheap and works wonders for dry skin. Use it as a hand, foot and body moisturizer. Another benefit is that it helps skin flakes exfoliate faster.
Moisturizing Treatments For Ashy Skin
Here are two homemade treatments you can use to smooth and moisturize your skin.
- Exfoliation Treatment
- Make a paste with two tablespoons of finely ground cornmeal and four tablespoons of buttermilk.
- Apply to your skin using a circular motion to help loosen any flakes.
- Leave the paste on for five minutes then wash it off with warm water.
- Pat your skin dry.
- Warm two tablespoons of olive oil in a pan.
- Use a cotton ball and apply the warm olive oil to your skin.
- Remove any extra oil with a damp cotton ball and let the rest soak into your skin.
Dry Rub Treatment
For best results, do this before you get into the shower.
- Use a loofah to rub your skin briskly. This loosens up flakes of skin and smooths rough dry patches.
- Take your shower as you usual but use a moisturizing body wash (stay away from bar soap).
- After your shower lightly towel dry your skin, then use a heavy body moisturizer or rich oil to seal in moisture.